After scoring a season-best point total Thursday, Loyola matched it in Friday’s 66-47 win over Niles West in Skokie.
Senior forward Clare Nelson had a team-high 18 points. Sophomore guard Julia Martinez finished with 13 points, and junior forward Lilly Wehman added 10 points. Martinez also had 10 rebounds, seven assists and seven steals.
Loyola head coach Jeremy Schoenecker said the offense finally is producing consistently. During their three-game winning streak, the Ramblers (9-3) are averaging 58.7 points.
“We are 100 percent better than we were a week ago,” he said. “We are getting points in transition that we weren’t getting, and we are shooting the ball better. If we can score in the mid-50s and mid-60s, our defense is good enough to beat most teams.”
The 6-foot-2 Wehman, who missed her sophomore season with a knee injury, has been a difference-maker during the winning streak. In addition to scoring 10 points against the Wolves, she had three rebounds and two blocks.
“She’s playing more relaxed,” Schoenecker said. “She’s someone who can really affect the game on the defensive end. We haven’t had a player like her. She’s very athletic, and she can alter and block shots without fouling. She’s also shooting the ball well and not turning it over.”